Thursday, January 10, 2013
Beat The Flu With This Easy Soup!
As I sat on the couch shivering and sniffling for the fourth day in a row, I decided to take my health into my own hands. I went into my pantry and concocted a soup that had me back on my feet before I could say, "I hate you, Flu!" Being sick is not fun, but a cup or two of this yumminess will have you laughing at your favorite sitcom in no time.
“I Hate You, Flu!” Chicken Soup:
1 cup pre-cooked chicken (I used frozen grilled chicken strips)
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 large carrots, thinly sliced
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp rosemary
3 cloves garlic, minced or grated
½ cup each of any frozen veggies you got on hand (I used spinach and shiitake mushrooms)
½ cup brown rice
3-4 cups of chicken broth
Splash of vinegar (about 1 tbsp)
2 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper
In a large sauce pan, add oil and sauté the carrots and onions over medium heat until the onions are semi-translucent. Add garlic, herbs, salt and a generous sprinkling of pepper. Add rice, vinegar, frozen veggies and chicken. Stir for a moment. When everything smells awesome, (about 1-2 minutes) add broth. Bring everything to a boil, then lower the heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can alter it to your taste. Personally, I like to add about a tablespoon of fresh ginger. It gives it a kick and soothes the tummy. Feel free to use noodles instead of rice, or different spice combinations. Comment below and let me know how you make your “I Hate You, Flu!” soup.